Swamp Darner

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

Clicking on any photo will enlarge the photo on most screens. (Return from the enlarged photo to this web page by clicking on the left arrow in the upper left corner of your browser.)

Click on the common name to obtain additional information.

Legend:

Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Swamp Darner
Epiaeschna heros
3.2-3.6" E-Apr — E-Oct
Uncommon
Habitat: Widespread over rivers and open areas; shady ponds and forested swamps; slow streams. Feed from 3' above ground to treetops; perches hanging vertically from high tree branches. Migratory. Forages late afternoon, early evening/dusk.
Swamp Darner (M)

Male
June 26, 2012
Western Regional Park
Harry Fink

Swamp Darner (F)

Female ovipositing
May 31, 2014
Gateway Business Park
Jim Wilkinson

Swamp Darner (F)

Female
June 13, 2013
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Swamp Darner (F)

Female
June 13, 2013
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Swamp Darner (larva)

Larva
April 30, 2012
Henryton Road
Wes Earp

Swamp Darner (exuviae)

Exuviae
June 18, 1997
Gorman, NRA
Jo Solem